As per SMC Cairngorms Guide

RKernan 28/Jan/16 Lead O/S

from Crotched Gully (I think)

with Stuart Abraham
sparbus 16/Jan/16 AltLd

Tough conditions. Pair amount of powder. Exited right. Tech 5 any way.

Mark Bannan 16/Jan/16 AltLd

Agree with Ben! Hard IV,5 and not IV,4 when exiting right below roof. Fine route though, nicely exposed, well protected and interesting varied climbing.

with sparbus
Hidden ?/Jan/16 -
Hidden 28/Feb/15 AltLd
Steve Dunne ?/Feb/13 2nd O/S
johnrc 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with robnz, pete a
pete87abs 04/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with rob, john
Ulgrid 23/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Ross
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd
inuklm 05/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Fiona
Hidden 29/Dec/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/10 Lead O/S
Sandy Simpson 30/Dec/08 AltLd
with Forest Templeton
AndyP 17/Feb/07 2nd O/S

We didn't know we had climbed Vortex until we re-read the guide at the bottom of the route. We thought we might have been on Wavelength - typical SMC vague guide, this might sound radical up here but how about a photo topo! Maybe even a few to cover this corrie alone, it is afterall the most climbed winter corrie in Scotland. The route was decent, we turned the roof on the right so the grade drops to IV,4. We started up the lowest ice under spiral gully, I think, and moved together for about 120m, then climbed the route.

with Joe
SteveM 07/Jan/06 AltLd
with Keith
keith leonard ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Hidden 09/Feb/97 AltLd O/S
Andy Clark 09/Feb/97 AltLd
with Burnsie
Callum Anderson ?/Feb/97 AltLd O/S
with Andy Sallabank
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